Blessed with Affliction
Updated: Dec 10, 2018
Psalm 34:19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivered him out of them all. 20. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. The Truth is that afflictions are an essential part of LIVING for CHRIST. If you stop having them, pinch yourself. You either dead or in some state of illusion. To live for Christ is to have afflictions. So, the question is not whether or not you will have afflictions. The question is what do you do with them? There are basically one or two choices to make. You either confront and address the afflictions through the help of the Holy Spirit or flee, trying to avoid it. One will cause you to GROW, the other will STAGNATE you.
To LIVE for CHRIST is to go through many afflictions. To have afflictions is to have the opportunity to grow and keep on living. For, to live is to grow. When Afflictions come, the intent is not to kill you. Rather, it comes to STIR you up, PREPARE and PUSH you into the next stage (level, height) of your life. Without AFFLICTIONS we all will not have the impetus to GROW. Just like Job, Though HE SLAY me, yet will I HOPE in HIM!
- Pastor Moyo